Wannamaker North Trail is a 7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Goose Creek, South Carolina. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for walking and mountain biking.
my husband and i decided to go for a walk on the ORANGE trail. It was about 3pm when we started...didn't get out till wayyy after sunset. the trail was marked very confusingly. orange spots spraypainted at random on trees, then yellow pink blue red ribbons on other trees on the same orange path. the path zig zagged and turned every which way. pretty much running you right next to where you just walked... once it got dark it got super creepy. something in the distance was howling (definitely was NOT of the dog type howl), i just about stepped on a rattlesnake that was on the path, didnt realize it till my husband heard it and looked down to it right between us. we ran for a straight mile before we stopped. some type of critter was stalking us for about 1/4 mile..couldn't tell what it was. we were to the point where he and i were both about to break down crying and panic. he was in the middle of dialing 911 to come save us when all of a sudden i looked up and saw the orange path markers again. and started to continue following it further. finally saw the exit arrow. we hauled a** the remaining way till we got to the car. overall: beautiful scenery. but very traumatic experience. next time we'll definitely be prepared for anything if we end up lost or in the dark and lost...
A lovely day for a walk with Miss Daisy.
Great park to take your dog's on a walk. The back trails are generally empty so it's nice.
Blue trail started out nicely, great for dogs. But as we worked our way in to the Orange trail...the markers became increasingly confusing. We came upon an area that had orange, red, and pink markers on nearly every tree. With no clear pattern to the markers, we found ourselves going in circles and took several hours to get out. There is also quite a bit of traffic noise from the nearby highway. I will not be going back.
it was entirely too much zig-zag w/o any real scenery. we did the blue trail and wouldn't do it again.
Great walk with my dog
I took the Orange Path which was five miles. It's marked well but there are some parts where it could have been marked more. I had the really look around to figure out which way to go. Also the amount of spiders that I ran into and cobwebs is unspeakable. I would have a cobweb in my face at least once every two minutes. it's pretty much a walk in the woods zigzagging back and forth. but if you want quiet this is your hike
Yellow loop is good for kids hiking but tons of roots. not sure my kids could manage to bike it.
They had a blast though in the completely wooded environment.
The forest section of the trail is quiet, peaceful, and beautiful. Having traveled all over the world this trail provides me with a sense of serenity.
This was a very nice trail. The only thing I didn't like was having to start in the trail and then having to walk along the road next to the water plant (which stunk). We walked about 4 miles then found a short cut back since we didn't want to do the whole 13 miles. I will be back to try to do the full trail next time. The scenery was awesome. I definitely recommend this trail to anyone who wants to get out and do something.
Nice fun trails to ride. It was a little muddy but still really fun, can't wait to try out the trails in the spring.